Welcome friends! What a crazy week it’s been.
I returned home from my trip to Miami on Sunday night. I visited with hubby, played with the kids, we ate pizza and then crashed in bed.
Monday morning arrived and it was time to get the kids ready for school and then I had an annual appointment with my OBGYN.
Matt left for work and about 20 minutes later I walked out with the kids. When I walked outside, my car was GONE. I had parked it in our driveway the night before and now it had disappeared.
I called Matt first and told him what happened and then called the cops.
We live in a gated community and I’ve definitely been guilty of leaving my car doors open at times.
Matt came back to the house, the cop arrived, and we discussed the sequence of events.
The cop believed that they probably came in the middle of the night and went through the neighborhood checking for open cars. There had been a terrible storm that night and someone homeless could have been looking for shelter or just some crazy folks could have been looking to take a joy ride.
These thieves know exactly what to look for. Apparently a lot of cars come with a single “valet” key these days. A lot of people don’t even realize it and leave them in their glove compartment or owner’s manual not even realizing it is there. We think that is what they used to steal my car.
+warning– REMOVE THOSE NOW IF YOU HAVE THEM 🙂
Thankfully, the Police department actually found my car within about 3 hours. It was found in a trailer park community across town. Supposedly they have found several stolen cars in this same trailer community lately.
It appears so far that they took one car seat from the car and they tore off the cover to my gas tank. Apparently they didn’t realize that there is a button to open the gas tank and tore it off.
They haven’t found the suspect yet, but hopefully they will.
This whole incident definitely left us feeling pretty yuck. It definitely steals your sense of security. I’m not sure how I will feel about riding around in the car again. I’m undecided if we will keep it or buy something new.
This has definitely been a wake-up call to be more careful.
Has this ever happened to any of you before???
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